Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra strums into OKC

Armed with high-octane ukulele solos and outrageous costumes, the WIUO delights audiences of all ages.

    (Published: 01-13-2015)


Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will host the New Zealand based musical-comedy act The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra (WIUO) Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Performing Arts Series.

With impeccable musical skills, heavenly harmonies and a canny choice of covers, the dozen-strong WIUO's onstage antics leave sold-out audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter.

Armed with high-octane ukulele solos and outrageous costumes, the WIUO delights audiences of all ages. The orchestra's signature sound features 11 ukuleles, a double bass and a host of gorgeous voices performing harmonious and hilarious renditions of modern and traditional tunes.

The WIUO consists of Age Pryor, Andy Morley-Hall, Bek Coogan, Bret McKenzie (of "Flight of the Conchords" fame), Carmel Russell, Dan Yeabsley, Francis Salole, Gemma Gracewood, Megan Hosking, Nigel Collins, Sam Auger and Steve Jessup.

The performance will take place at the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, located at 7777 S. May Avenue. Tickets are $15-$45 and can be purchased online at tickets.occc.edu, by calling (405) 682-7579 or in-person at OCCC Box Office.

The Performing Arts Series will welcome the Glenn Miller Orchestra Feb. 10.

To learn more about the OCCC Performing Arts Series visit www.occc.edu/pas. Learn more about the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra at www.ukulele.co.nz/.